Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 69 75
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,059 1,928 2,847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.74% 3.23% 3.20%
As % of the Applications category 38.16% 37.12% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 1,202 1,797
Median daily rate £366 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% -7.89% +4.11%
10th Percentile £140 £158 £163
90th Percentile £582 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 136 205
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.68% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.06 £9.52
90th Percentile £44.36 £37.75 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.89%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,775 5,194 7,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.19% 8.71% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,700 3,086 4,452
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £143 £140 £143
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 542 641
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.23 £40.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.55 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.69% +6.67%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 7 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 476 £400 -2.20% 79
South East -2 204 £425 +41.67% 76
North of England +3 128 £223 -31.31% 68
Midlands +9 101 £350 +16.67% 37
North West +6 91 £225 -30.77% 39
East of England +26 62 £338 +37.76% 28
West Midlands -6 60 £350 +12.00% 28
South West +2 51 £445 +27.14% 21
East Midlands +23 40 £250 - 9
Yorkshire -13 25 £235 -27.69% 22
North East +19 12 £112 -65.69% 7
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 438 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 304 (28.71%) Microsoft Office
3 302 (28.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 289 (27.29%) Finance
5 283 (26.72%) SQL
6 200 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
7 174 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
8 161 (15.20%) Project Management
8 161 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
9 154 (14.54%) Power Platform
10 149 (14.07%) Power BI
11 143 (13.50%) MS Visio
12 142 (13.41%) Security Cleared
13 137 (12.94%) Windows
14 126 (11.90%) VBA
15 119 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
16 118 (11.14%) Analytics
17 111 (10.48%) Data Analysis
17 111 (10.48%) Degree
18 108 (10.20%) SharePoint
19 92 (8.69%) Oracle
19 92 (8.69%) Migration
20 85 (8.03%) Decision-Making
21 84 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
22 81 (7.65%) Public Sector
23 80 (7.55%) SQL Server
23 80 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
24 79 (7.46%) Banking
25 75 (7.08%) SC Cleared
26 74 (6.99%) JIRA

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 108 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.93%) Confluence
3 16 (1.51%) SAS
4 13 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.57%) CMS
5 6 (0.57%) Jupyter
6 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.28%) Documentum
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.19%) Apache
8 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.19%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.19%) Moodle
8 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.19%) Mule
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.094%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.094%) IIS
Applications
1 304 (28.71%) Microsoft Office
2 302 (28.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 143 (13.50%) MS Visio
4 80 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (6.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) SPSS
7 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.19%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Revit
8 2 (0.19%) Stata
9 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.47%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.28%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.28%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.19%) Maximo
8 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.19%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.19%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.094%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 154 (14.54%) Power Platform
2 71 (6.70%) Azure
3 60 (5.67%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (2.36%) AWS
5 15 (1.42%) PowerApps
6 13 (1.23%) GCP
7 12 (1.13%) SaaS
7 12 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (1.04%) IaaS
9 10 (0.94%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.94%) Power Automate
10 8 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.57%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.47%) Google Sheets
13 4 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.38%) Google Docs
13 4 (0.38%) Serverless
14 3 (0.28%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.28%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.49%) Firewall
2 29 (2.74%) DHCP
2 29 (2.74%) VPN
3 28 (2.64%) DNS
3 28 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.27%) WAN
5 23 (2.17%) LAN
6 19 (1.79%) Skype
7 18 (1.70%) VLAN
8 17 (1.61%) IPsec
8 17 (1.61%) POP3
8 17 (1.61%) SMTP
8 17 (1.61%) SNMP
9 16 (1.51%) Internet
10 12 (1.13%) Network Security
11 10 (0.94%) Wireless
12 9 (0.85%) 4G
13 7 (0.66%) Broadband
14 6 (0.57%) VSAN
14 6 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (14.07%) Power BI
2 80 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 61 (5.76%) Tableau
4 39 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (3.21%) MS Access
6 27 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (2.17%) QlikView
10 20 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.32%) BigQuery
12 12 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.94%) Big Data
13 10 (0.94%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.76%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.76%) MySQL
14 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.57%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.57%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 74 (6.99%) JIRA
2 13 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.76%) Toad
6 7 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.66%) Selenium
7 6 (0.57%) Gatling
7 6 (0.57%) RStudio
7 6 (0.57%) ScriptRunner
8 5 (0.47%) Postman
9 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.28%) ERwin
11 2 (0.19%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.19%) LSMW
11 2 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.19%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 289 (27.29%) Finance
2 81 (7.65%) Public Sector
3 79 (7.46%) Banking
4 66 (6.23%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.68%) Marketing
6 33 (3.12%) Legal
7 31 (2.93%) Front Office
8 29 (2.74%) Retail
9 21 (1.98%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.70%) Law
12 13 (1.23%) German Language
12 13 (1.23%) Local Government
13 11 (1.04%) Publishing
14 10 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
15 9 (0.85%) Games
16 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.76%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.66%) Advertising
17 7 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 419 (39.57%) Analyst
2 136 (12.84%) Data Analyst
3 112 (10.58%) Developer
4 81 (7.65%) Business Analyst
5 54 (5.10%) Project Manager
6 44 (4.15%) Administrator
7 38 (3.59%) Service Analyst
8 37 (3.49%) Coordinator
9 32 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
10 30 (2.83%) Consultant
11 29 (2.74%) Report Analyst
12 27 (2.55%) Project Coordinator
13 25 (2.36%) Data Manager
13 25 (2.36%) Support Analyst
14 24 (2.27%) Information Analyst
14 24 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (2.08%) Excel Analyst
15 22 (2.08%) Junior
16 19 (1.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 19 (1.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.17%) .NET
2 21 (1.98%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.98%) XML
3 10 (0.94%) Flash
4 8 (0.76%) HTML
4 8 (0.76%) WinForms
5 7 (0.66%) NumPy
5 7 (0.66%) Pandas
6 6 (0.57%) MDX
7 5 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.47%) JSON
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.47%) React
7 5 (0.47%) scikit-learn
7 5 (0.47%) SciPy
7 5 (0.47%) WPF
8 4 (0.38%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.28%) COM
9 3 (0.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 200 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.70%) Management Information System
2 71 (6.70%) NHS
3 42 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (2.46%) Data Structures
5 19 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.70%) User Experience
7 16 (1.51%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.13%) Derivative
8 12 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.04%) FMCG
10 10 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 10 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.76%) Equities
11 8 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.76%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.57%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 137 (12.94%) Windows
2 52 (4.91%) Windows 10
3 42 (3.97%) Linux
4 36 (3.40%) Unix
5 34 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.57%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.28%) Android
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.094%) AIX
12 1 (0.094%) HPUX
12 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.094%) Solaris
12 1 (0.094%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (16.43%) Business Intelligence
2 161 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (15.20%) Project Management
3 119 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (11.14%) Analytics
5 111 (10.48%) Data Analysis
6 92 (8.69%) Migration
7 85 (8.03%) Decision-Making
8 84 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (5.95%) Change Management
10 62 (5.85%) Visualisation
11 61 (5.76%) Data Modelling
11 61 (5.76%) DevOps
11 61 (5.76%) Project Delivery
12 58 (5.48%) Data Management
13 52 (4.91%) PRINCE2
14 51 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (4.72%) ITIL
16 49 (4.63%) Process Improvement
17 48 (4.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 283 (26.72%) SQL
2 126 (11.90%) VBA
3 61 (5.76%) Python
4 51 (4.82%) VB
5 32 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 31 (2.93%) C#
7 27 (2.55%) R
8 19 (1.79%) C
9 15 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.32%) Java
10 14 (1.32%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.94%) C++
12 10 (0.94%) VBScript
13 7 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.38%) Perl
15 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.28%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 142 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 111 (10.48%) Degree
3 75 (7.08%) SC Cleared
4 43 (4.06%) DV Cleared
5 32 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.79%) CCNP
6 19 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.61%) CCNA
8 17 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 17 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.23%) ISEB
10 13 (1.23%) PMP
11 12 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.76%) PMO
2 56 (5.29%) Data Quality
3 47 (4.44%) QA
4 34 (3.21%) SLA
5 32 (3.02%) GDPR
6 10 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 7 (0.66%) NIST
8 6 (0.57%) MiFID
9 5 (0.47%) Basel III
9 5 (0.47%) EMIR
10 4 (0.38%) COREP
10 4 (0.38%) IFRS
10 4 (0.38%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.19%) Basel II
12 2 (0.19%) ITGC
12 2 (0.19%) NCSC
12 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (6.89%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.42%) VMware NSX
4 8 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.57%) HDFS
5 6 (0.57%) NFS
5 6 (0.57%) VMFS
5 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.57%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Docker
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.094%) SRDF
7 1 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.094%) XenApp
7 1 (0.094%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.70%) Ansible
2 14 (1.32%) vRealize
3 8 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.66%) SCCM
5 6 (0.57%) EnCase
5 6 (0.57%) Terraform
5 6 (0.57%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.57%) vMotion
6 4 (0.38%) HP ALM
6 4 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.19%) Mesos
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.094%) Control-M
9 1 (0.094%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (0.094%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.094%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 438 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 92 (8.69%) Oracle
3 53 (5.00%) SAP
4 43 (4.06%) VMware
5 33 (3.12%) Cisco
6 26 (2.46%) Google
7 24 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.61%) Citrix
9 16 (1.51%) Dell
10 11 (1.04%) Adobe
10 11 (1.04%) Huawei
11 10 (0.94%) Ericsson
11 10 (0.94%) Nokia
12 8 (0.76%) Alteryx
12 8 (0.76%) HP
13 7 (0.66%) Informatica
13 7 (0.66%) Palo Alto
14 6 (0.57%) Hyperion
14 6 (0.57%) Sage
14 6 (0.57%) Workday